Student work: Sheena Murray
In this blog post I am delighted to be sharing the work of BA Textiles student Sheena Murray, who recently completed and submitted for assessment Textiles 1: Ideas and Processes.
I am drawing your attention to the video Sheena made called, ‘Making an Exhibition of Myself’ in which she introduces and tells the story of this body of work. The intention of video was to describe and illustrate her creative practice and outcomes to her assessor. This she does really successfully but I think the video goes further than this in that it sensitively puts Sheena herself at the centre of her creative practice, anchoring the work around who she is and the experiences that have led her to this point. There is a bravery in her textiles and the way she presents that I find really powerful. Further to this, through the means of digital presentation, the textile assessment team and myself have the opportunity to experience an aspect of this students work and personality otherwise hidden though distance learning. I’d suggest that this is a turning point in the way students communicate, and what they communicate to tutors, assessors, college and the wider world.
For more information on Sheena’s practice please visit her Learning Log